September 21st, 2013
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. Marshall Penson, Van Buren, Ark.; 2. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg, Ark.; 3. David Church, Mountainburg; 4. Lowell Steward, Rudy, Ark.; 5. Jesse Garner, Alma, Ark.
Economy Modified Race
1. Eric Beshoner, Fort Smith, Ark; 2. Ryan Williams, Fort Smith; 3. Wade Barnes, Uniontown, Ark.; 4. Corey Davis, Lowell, Ark; 5. Jason Childress, Bella Vista, Ark.; 6. Lester Weese, Van Buren; 7. Adam McMellon, Rudy; 8. Todd Broyles, Farmington, Ark.; 9. Rowdy Bonewell, Barling, Ark.; 10. Duane Kilpatrick, Farmington.
Factory Stock Race
PANAMA â€” The streak is intact, five fall seasons and counting.
The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team ran its streak of county fast-pitch titles to five as they completed their fifth straight undefeated county tournament, beating the Heavener Lady Wolves 7-1 Thursday night in the title game of the 2013 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament.
The Lady Pirates blanked Panama 4-0 in the winner's-bracket final to reach the title game.
Panama 29, Warner 6
Spiro 55, Haskell 6
Heavener 13, Gore 7
Sasakwa 74, Bokoshe 20
Maud 43, Arkoma 42
Quinton 29, Pocola 20
Editor's note: Stories on all these games will be in Saturday's edition.
TULSA â€” Thursday night's game at Milton Stadium was scary for several reasons. The Tulsa Webster Warriors' football team is loaded with athletic players, and the Warriors have given the Pirates fits over the past several years.
Webster scored on a 31-yard pass. Then the Pirates were read the riot act on the sideline and they then went on a 46-0 run to win the game by the score of 46-6.
The Pirates will open District 4A-4 play at 7:30 p.m. Friday against the Sallisaw Black Diamonds at Perry F. Lattimore Stadium in Sallisaw.
TALIHINA â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers used a blazing first quarter to use their third game of the season as a tune-up for District A-6 play, scoring 28 points and holding the Sallisaw junior varsity to 16 yards of total offense en route to a 40-19 victory Thursday night at Doc Robinson Stadium. The Golden Tigers then gave the reserves action for the final three quarters to rest the starters for next week's district opener against Quinton, which will be homecoming.
The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team will get to begin the playoffs at home.
The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association named the Lady Pirates one of the host teams for the Class 4A District Tournament.
The Lady Pirates (21-7) will entertain the Roland Lady Rangers in a best-of-3 series sometime during the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 5. The exact date and game times will be announced at a later date.
During Labor Day weekend's NASCAR race at Atlanta, an interesting name was observed in the race program. The program listed longtime Atlanta Motor Speedway fans, and the second page of the section was entitled 25 to 49 years [for being fans]. On that list was Poteau's own Harold R. â€śDickâ€ť Wilkerson.
Dick, who is known far and wide for his knowledge of motor homes and other recreational vehicles, has been a stock car racing fan since the early days of Tri-State Speedway and many other local tracks.